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BinghamtonEd

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602 days ago

Any time I read a woodworking tip online now, in my head I hear it in Don Peschke’s voice. Anyone else suffer from a similar problem?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.


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#1 posted 602 days ago

Does it include a nervous little laugh at the end ? :))
They have a good show ,they cover a lot in a short amount of time.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BinghamtonEd

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#2 posted 602 days ago

Well Jim, sometime <tee> it does.

I really do like the show, and I’m not going to stop watching, but I was reading the daily Wood magazine tip and heard the voice. Ugh.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Howie

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#3 posted 602 days ago

This syndrome is usually the result of breathing too much sawdust!
I like their “good old boy” Mr. Rogers approach a lot better than some other programs. Good show I think.

-- Life is good.

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 602 days ago

This is true…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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BinghamtonEd

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#5 posted 602 days ago

I like the show because of all the woodworking shows out there, it’s the one that contains the most information I would be likely to put to use, as well as projects I would be likely to do. I’m sure for a master woodworker, it may be a bit dumbed down, but that’s how I like things :)

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 602 days ago

Along those lines, I caught an episode of Roughcut w/Tommy McDonald, and I do have to say that that show has improved quite a bit. I was particularly critical of his presentation when it first hit PBS. Those of us who were NOT N’Easterners had a very hard time following.

Some of these WW shows do improve with time. Unfortunately PBS is likely to keep re-circulate the early poor episodes as well as the newer and improved ones.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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BinghamtonEd

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#7 posted 602 days ago

I like Rough Cut, and I agree that it’s gotten better. The newest season is definitely better than the last. The only thing I don’t like about Rough Cut is the weekly road trip. I like it when they go to the woodworking school, or visit other shops, but give me a half hour of woodworking, I don’t care about the museums. I understand and appreciate the point of it, to educate people, give some background, etc, but let’s make it an hour long if you’re going to do that :)

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#8 posted 602 days ago

I watch Woodsmith, Rough Cut, and Woodwright. My wife refers to them by her impression of the hosts : The giggly guy, the gay guy (I’m not agreeing with it, and dispute it with her, but just passing along her opinion), and Geppetto.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Howie

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#9 posted 601 days ago

Maybe Norm will have a change of heart and come back…....(I know he shows up on TOH but it’s not the same)

-- Life is good.

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DrDirt

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#10 posted 601 days ago

Dang it Ed… now whenever I watch the Woodwright and see Roy, I will think of Gepetto!

He is an amazing story teller and nice guy. I was at a week long class at Marc Adams last year, and Roy was teaching in the other shop, great to talk to on the evening slide shows etc.

Stayed for the Saturday – and had a class making a Roubo bookstand with him, a 1 day class.
Concluded I am NOT a “Lets do EVERY operation with handtools only” kind of guy.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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bhacksaw

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#11 posted 247 days ago

The Woodsmith Shop has stopped airing on WETA in the DC area. Now they’re showing episodes of The American Woodshop, which is a HORRIBLE replacement. The projects are rarely ever pertinent or interesting and Scott Philips’ methods are inaccurate to the point of yelling at the TV. Also, the nepotistic addition of his wife to the show is distracting at the very best. She’s always doing the finishing, claiming it’s her favorite thing, when we all know she gets the finishing job because that’s the WORST part of project. I WANT MY WOODSMITH SHOP!

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firefighterontheside

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#12 posted 247 days ago

I have to say, and I don’t upset too many people, I don’t really like the show. I record every episode, but usually just delete it. I’m not really into most of their projects. I guess I was spoiled by Norm and nothing will ever be as good. I can still watch old episodes of New Yankee on you tube I guess. What I would like is for pbs to start replaying new Yankee from start to finish, but then I guess they wouldn’t sell as many, which I assume they still do.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 239 days ago

That would be fun Bill ,go back to when Norm started with his old Crapsman table saw and basic projects.
I like the Woodsmith show it breaks things down to little bit size sub projects and they assume you already know how to start your table saw :) I agree American Woodshop does some projects that just don’t hit the mark mostly because of Scott Phillips insistence on using pocket screws on everything totally effecting wood movement and appearance on his finished pieces. I believe Scott Phillips would be a great guy to know and have as a friend but I think his woodworking skills are outshined by many many intermediate woodworkers and his poor treatment of wood movement is a bad example to new wood workers.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 225 days ago

I enjoy the the Woodsmith Shop but I’m about ready to make it into a drinking game…every time I hear “Now go ahead and…” or “We’ll go ahead and…” or “Then go ahead and…” or…

Next time you watch, go ahead and count how many times they say something like it.

-- None

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BinghamtonEd

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#15 posted 225 days ago

How many times do they say that? Oh, just a…SMIDGEN. Oh he said smidgen, finish your drink!

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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